Keeping your foundation and eye shadow from creasing during hot weather or throughout your wedding can be a challenge.
But you don’t have to panic, during a heatwave, or look unpolished at the altar.
With the help of a few expert beauty tips, you can apply strategic dots of primer on your face to help your makeup stay put, look naturally flawless and remain crease-free.
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Eyeshadow Primer – Your Makeup’s Make-it-Last Secret
Need a long-wearing eyeshadow for a photo shoot or fashion show?
Prep the eye area with a primer to keep your matte and shimmery shadows in place from morning to evening.
The Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray Stay-Put Primer for Concealers & Eye Shadows, light/medium ( $35.00) will prevent the shadow from creasing and allow the vibrantly-colored shadow to pop. Also, keep moisturizer off lids to keep lids crease-proof.
Foundation Primer – Why It’s a Must Have
For all day hold – whether you use a cream, powder or liquid foundation—smooth on a few dots of foundation primer.
You’ll not only create a crease-free canvas for your foundation, but the primer will help hold the makeup in place.
After dotting your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead with foundation, blend with circular strokes using a cosmetic sponge.
Voila! You now have fabulous and flawless skin.
How to Apply Primer
After moisturizing face with a product made for your skin type, place four dots of Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Original 0.4 oz ($26.00) on your forehead, cheeks, and chin.
Then spread the foundation primer across your face.
To prep lips for shadows, apply a pea-sized amount of primer to the upper eye area with your fingertips. Gently blend the primer from the inner to the outer corner of the eye.
Wait a few minutes before applying eye shadow to lids with a brush.
Your Perfect Primer -Tips & Tools
- To allow the makeup to seep into the folds of your skin evenly, use your fingertips to apply the foundation and eye shadow primer to your face and eyelids.
- Next, deposit the eye shadow on your lids with an angled eye shadow brush.
- If you use a concealer to hide dark circles or cover blemishes, apply your primer to skin first, then smooth on the light-reflecting concealer with an eye shadow brush.
- Make sure you blend the cream well on the eyelid; you can use your fingertips for this and tidy up any mistakes with a cotton swab.
- Another top makeup tip is to use good quality make-up brushes when applying eyeshadow as they’ll make it stay on longer.
- Other types of primer to keep your makeup from creasing include MAC Shadesticks or Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion.
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